This weekend will see another International Vulture Awareness Day (see http://www.vultureday.org/2016/) – an excellent initiative celebrating vultures, first developed by the Hawk Conservancy Trust (UK) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (South Africa), and that now has developed into a co-ordinated international day that promotes the conservation of vultures to a wider audience and highlights the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists.
Vultures play a vital ecological role in our ecosystems, yet they face a range of threats and many species are facing extinction.
The VCF has over the years promoted and participated in this initiative, and this year we will be present in several events across Europe.
Please celebrate vultures this coming weekend – disseminate the news about these and other events, come and participate, donate and support, watch and observe. For vultures!